File No. 6924/3–4.
Minister Peirce to the Secretary of State.
Christiania, November 6, 1907.
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy and translation of a note, just received, from the minister of foreign affairs, informing me that the Governments of Norway, France, and Great Britain have, on November 2, signed a declaration concerning the abrogation, as regards Norway, of the treaty of November 21, 1855, between the United Kingdoms of Norway and Sweden and France and Great Britain, guaranteeing the integrity of the Scandinavian Peninsula, and that immediately thereafter a treaty concerning the integrity of Norway was signed by Mr. Lövland, on the part of this Government, together with the diplomatic representatives of Germany, France, Great Britain, and Russia, who were duly authorized by their respective Governments to that end.
The minister informs me further that, Norway having made the reservation that the treaty shall be submitted to the Storting before ratification, the text of neither the declaration of abrogation nor of the treaty shall be published until after ratification.
I have, etc.,